After years - decades even - of re-drawn plans and false dawns, east London's Royal Docks is finally in the midst of true regeneration.
By Giles Broadbent
Aren't I (still) a naive fool? A release from Tower Hamlets Mayor's Office told the world: "Mayor Lutfur Rahman has announced that Tower Hamlets Council will be restoring every war memorial in the borough as part of the preparations for next year's 100th anniversary of the First World War."
By Tabitha Ronson
Master A's headmistress called me to one side recently and asked me if I could help out another mummy.
According to the head, the mum, who has a little boy in Reception, is due to go into hospital next week to have an operation on her foot.
A man who booked female escorts before robbing them at knifepoint has been jailed for nine years.
Mutaher Hussain, 23, of Jamaica Street in E1, stole cash and telephones from two women before being identified by police using CCTV and mobile phone data.
By Lucia Blash
It's every actor's dream to walk straight out of theatre school into a plum professional role.
Having recently graduated from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Jordan Veloso came down to London to audition for a part set up by his agent.
By John Biggs
While the rest of you think of that long-awaited break, involving time with the family, excess eating (for some, excess drinking too), think of me, huddled over budget reports.
It is in the nature of my job that the key work event in December is a draft budget, and the consideration of alternatives.
The Government launched its National Infrastructure Plan on Wednesday morning unveiling billions of pounds worth of investment.
But business representatives in the capital have said the lack of reference to east London river crossings is a missed opportunity.
Ian Toal of Millwall Supporters Club
Steve Lomas managed to extend his tenure as Millwall manager with a better performance at home to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
A 2-2 draw was the least we deserved. We should have been awarded a penalty when we were 2-1 up.
Revolution Karting is hosting a night of top racing at its Mile End Park course on Friday.
No trains will run on the DLR from Bank and Tower Gateway to Poplar and West India Quay on December 7 and 8 due to signalling upgrade works.
Replacement buses will be running all weekend. Meanwhile, there is also some disruption on the Overground service.